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 on: December 30, 2014, 05:42:14 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by barprephero
Illegal to use? I think you mean Novus is on the list of diploma mills however obviously that is not criminal or they would be prosecuted since they are not hard to find.
It varies by state. And it is what it is.
I'll post a link as an example. Don't presume, its a dangerous thing.
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB

Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas

Consonant with its responsibilities under Chapter 61 of the Texas Education Code and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board annually reviews the institutions included on this list.

"Fraudulent or substandard degree" means a degree conferred in Texas in violation of the Texas Education Code; conferred in another state in violation of that state's laws; conferred in another state by an institution that was not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Coordinating Board and that has not been approved by the Coordinating Board for its degrees to be used in Texas; or conferred outside the United States by an institution that the Coordinating Board determines is not the equivalent of an accredited or authorized degree. (Texas Educational Code, Chapter 61, Section 61.302)

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees "in a written or oral advertisement or other promotion of a business; or with the intent to: obtain employment; obtain a license or certificate to practice a trade, profession, or occupation; obtain a promotion, a compensation or other benefit, or an increase in compensation or other benefit, in employment or in the practice of a trade, profession, or occupation; obtain admission to an educational program in this state; or gain a position in government with authority over another person, regardless of whether the actor receives compensation for the position." Violation of this law is a Class B misdemeanor.

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 on: December 30, 2014, 05:38:09 PM 
Started by mariee414 - Last post by barprephero
It's harsh, but I almost always recommend that students retake if they think they could do better next time. The fact of the matter is that each individual point on the LSAT translates to thousands of dollars in scholarships and, eventually, salary. I think that is especially true if you have that GPA because now you're on a mission to prove that you're significantly smarter than a 2.9. Best way to illustrate that is thru the LSAT.

Best of luck,

Blueprint LSAT Prep
Retake and Cancel are not required to be done together.
I agree in part with what you said, but you could write it better to hide your obvious advertisement attempt

 83 
 on: December 30, 2014, 05:32:23 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by jonlevy
The Spike TV lawsuit is PR for Spike Lee - a business expense and is plausible because he is claiming brand confusion.

 84 
 on: December 30, 2014, 04:36:36 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by jonlevy
Illegal to use? I think you mean Novus is on the list of diploma mills however obviously that is not criminal or they would be prosecuted since they are not hard to find.

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 on: December 29, 2014, 01:33:20 AM 
Started by mariee414 - Last post by BP Robert
It's harsh, but I almost always recommend that students retake if they think they could do better next time. The fact of the matter is that each individual point on the LSAT translates to thousands of dollars in scholarships and, eventually, salary. I think that is especially true if you have that GPA because now you're on a mission to prove that you're significantly smarter than a 2.9. Best way to illustrate that is thru the LSAT.

Best of luck,

Blueprint LSAT Prep

 86 
 on: December 24, 2014, 01:56:21 AM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by barprephero
Because I loved mock trial!

Sorry, couldn't resist...
Dear God Sir!!!  :o

Do they even do that with online schools? I can't imagine how they'd do a real one. I could see them CALL it that but I can't imagine it being of any real comparison.

Its like when you see people brag on youtube about being online law students in law review and so proud. WHY?!?!?!? WHO Is going to read your "published" articles from that place, the teacher and the 12 people who graduate that year sitting the bar with you out of the 100 classmates who started with you???

 87 
 on: December 23, 2014, 11:35:00 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by Groundhog
Because I loved mock trial!

Sorry, couldn't resist...

 88 
 on: December 23, 2014, 08:44:18 PM 
Started by emilyellenwilliams - Last post by barprephero
Law school in ENGLAND may be the best option for you. The reasons are:
- Takes 2 YEARS if you have a US college degree (in Germany it can take 5-7 years)
- It's FREE (law firms sponsor your tuition and living expenses)
- Your job is GUARANTEED if you sign a training contract before attending law school
- It's common law and much closer to US law than Germany (civil law jurisdiction)
- Many American firms have London offices and many UK firms are known in the US, so any experience you accrue in the UK after law school counts for something

I know people who have studied law in Germany and gone over to the US, but they are rare exceptions (they specialized in international arbitration or the like, which is transferable and not as country specific). If you want to go back to the US, but you want FREE tuition and time in Europe, then England is by far your best bet. That is of course if you can convince your partner to tag along to London. 

For details see website dedicated to the subject: www (dot) freelunchonbiglaw (dot) com.

Good Luck!
Your post only makes sense if 1. He can find a sponsor and 2. He wants to live there for the rest of his life
Most who go to school abroad want to come home

 89 
 on: December 23, 2014, 02:58:20 PM 
Started by emilyellenwilliams - Last post by jonathan.atley
Law school in ENGLAND may be the best option for you. The reasons are:
- Takes 2 YEARS if you have a US college degree (in Germany it can take 5-7 years)
- It's FREE (law firms sponsor your tuition and living expenses)
- Your job is GUARANTEED if you sign a training contract before attending law school
- It's common law and much closer to US law than Germany (civil law jurisdiction)
- Many American firms have London offices and many UK firms are known in the US, so any experience you accrue in the UK after law school counts for something

I know people who have studied law in Germany and gone over to the US, but they are rare exceptions (they specialized in international arbitration or the like, which is transferable and not as country specific). If you want to go back to the US, but you want FREE tuition and time in Europe, then England is by far your best bet. That is of course if you can convince your partner to tag along to London. 

For details see website dedicated to the subject: www (dot) freelunchonbiglaw (dot) com.

Good Luck!

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 on: December 23, 2014, 02:08:12 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by barprephero
Regional Accrediting is a factor for financial aid

I would say that the reason why people flunk online so bad is that most go since they cant get into ABA.
If you have a 170 LSAT and a 3.9 GPA in a BA Degree then yes, online should be ok
If you have a 140 LSAT (or are just too scared to take it) and a 2.7 GPA from a AAS at community college............why bro why?

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